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Study Finds 45% of Raw Pet Foods Contaminated with Dangerous Bacteria

Filed Under NutritionNuggets-Cats

I have recently developed a special interest in the bacterial contaminants in dog food that can be transmitted to people. Why? Because my one year old son has an obsession with our dog’s kibble. The second my back is turned he scoots his...

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Halloween Safety Tips for Your Cat

Filed Under TheDailyVet

While Halloween may be a fun and exciting time for your kids, your cat may find it more stressful than fun. A steady stream of strangers ringing the doorbell, all wearing strange costumes and shouting “Trick or Treat” may be enough...

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Make Way for Mini Cows

Filed Under TheDailyVet

It used to be that my belief in miniature cows was like that of UFOs and the Loch Ness Monster: I’d believe they existed if I saw one. I had heard of mini cows before and ignorantly blustered my way around the anecdotal evidence....

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Pet Pills and Products: An Environmental Safety Concern

Filed Under TheDailyVet

How do you get rid of expired or unused medications and health care products for your pet? How about your own medications and personal care products? Do you throw them in the garbage or flush them down the toilet? Did you know that the...

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Understanding Chemotherapy and the Roles of Specialists

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Chemotherapy and radiation therapy are confusing topics. When complicated terminology is combined with the anxiety associated with a diagnosis of cancer, it’s easy to understand how things become blurry. Further complicating things are...

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Dogs and Ebola – What We Know

Filed Under TheDailyVet

The association between Ebola and dogs has been all over the news lately. After potentially being exposed by their infected owners, a Spanish dog, Excalibur, was euthanized, while a Texas dog, Bentley, is being held in isolation at an undisclosed...

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Spanish Town Deploys Dog-Poo Police

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MADRID, Oct 16, 2014 (AFP) - A Spanish town is deploying citizen street patrols and actors dressed as detectives to combat an invasion of dog droppings. Actors in Sherlock Holmes costumes will spend the next two weeks pressing the case...

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VPAID Certification

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Test of the following tag:Pet360/PetMD/video_test/vpaid [video]

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Top Tips for Pet Earthquake Preparedness

Filed Under TheDailyVet

Drought, wildfires, and earthquakes are some of the natural disasters that we Californians currently face. This may deter some people from moving to The Golden State, but I'd rather endure a chance that the earth will shake around me or...

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Diets for Helping Cats with Chronic Diarrhea

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Chronic diarrhea is an all too common problem for cats and their owners. In a perfect world, veterinarians would always be able to fully work up the case, come to a definitive diagnosis, and prescribe treatment that cures the diarrhea. But as...

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Dying Man's Condition Improves After Seeing His Beloved Dog

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Every pet lover knows and understands the bond between a dog and his human. It is an incredibly special connection that heals all wounds and lifts all spirits. And medical workers in a Kentucky hospital are experiencing that amazing, heartwarming...

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German Hunters Angered by Proposed Ban on Shooting Cats

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BERLIN, Oct 09, 2014 (AFP) - German hunters are up in arms over a proposed law that would prohibit them from shooting cats, a practice they say helps save birds and rodents. The hunters' federation of the rural state of North Rhine-Westphalia...

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7 Common Cat Myths Disproved

Filed Under TheDailyVet

With cats being the mysterious creatures they are, a number of myths have sprung up around them. Many of these myths are far from being true and some even border on being ridiculous; but they persist, nevertheless. Cats always land...

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Lion Cub Abandoned by Parents, Taken in by Sheepdog Mom

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WOJCIECHOW, Poland, Oct 09, 2014 (AFP) - A lion cub who was abandoned at birth by his parents has been cuddling up to a shaggy-haired sheepdog and mother-of-five at a private zoo in Poland. Parys was born last week at the small zoo in...

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Texas Ebola Patient's Dog will be Spared, Say U.S. Officials

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WASHINGTON - The pet dog of a Texas healthcare worker who was infected with Ebola while caring for a Liberian patient will not be killed, US officials said Monday. The American answer to the question of what to do with a dog whose owner...

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How Much Should You Feed Your Dog in Fall and Winter?

Filed Under TheDailyVet

Fall is here and winter is approaching. Do you plan to feed your dog the same amount of food as you did this spring and summer? Why? Do you plan to feed the same food? Why? Is your dog as active in the winter months when the temperatures are...

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The Art and Science of Diagnosing GI Disease

Filed Under TheDailyVet

Diagnosing GI (gastrointestinal) disease in dogs and cats is not always a quick process because most conditions (and there are a lot of them) cause similar symptoms — namely some combination of vomiting, diarrhea, poor appetite, and/or...

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The Rising Cost of Becoming a Veterinarian

Filed Under TheDailyVet

During the most recent annual convention of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), a panel entitled “Veterinary Oversupply: Issues and Ethics” was held. Though I did not attend the conference, I discovered several summaries...

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Why You Should Not Take Nutritional Advice from a Pet Store

Filed Under NutritionNuggets

I just had a disturbing conversation with a neighbor about his dog Maggie. Maggie is an elderly black lab who is doing surprisingly well despite suffering from diabetes mellitus, lumbosacral stenosis (causing extreme hind end weakness), protein-losing...

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Symptoms and Treatment for Vaccine Associated Illness in Pets, Part 2

Filed Under TheDailyVet

Thank you for joining me for part 2 of my petMD Daily Vet article covering the important topic of vaccinosis. In case you missed it, you can get caught up by reviewing Vaccinosis: Etiology, Illness, and Prevention Part 1. Could My Pet...

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Dog of Spain Ebola Victim to be Put Down, Triggering Campaign

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MADRID - Health authorities on Tuesday ordered the death of the dog owned by a Spanish health worker infected with Ebola in Madrid, triggering a campaign to save him by her husband and animal rights activists. The husband, Javier Limon,...

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5 Dos and Don'ts for Mixing Your Pet's Food

Filed Under TheDailyVet

Many of us are vigilant with what type of food our dogs and cats eat, especially if they start to lose interest in their food. Fortunately, there are a few tips you can use to reinvigorate your pet's eating habits, including mixing pet foods....

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The Case of the Missing Cow

Filed Under TheDailyVet

Late in the summer of 2011, I came across a news story that captured my heart: A cow named Yvonne escaped her farm in Bavaria a day before she was scheduled for the meat packer and was on the run. Locals reported the stealthy bovine...

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In Remembrance of Dr. Lorie Huston

Filed Under TheDailyVet

I was very saddened and shocked to learn of the passing of my fellow veterinarian and writer Lori Huston. I first got to know Lori on a virtual basis in 2008 when I first started writing for examiner.com. Lori was another Pet Care Examiner...

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Shut Up and Read This!

Filed Under TheDailyVet

I scan through a lot of veterinary literature and have to tell you that even when the subject matter is riveting, most titles are not exactly eye catching. So, when I saw a paper with the heading “Shut up and pet me,” I just had...

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